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Fish Oil

Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: DHA, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), EPA (fish oils), fish oils, marine oils, menhaden oil, N3 fatty acids, omega 3 PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids, PUFA, W3 fatty acids, shark liver oil

Generic Name: Fish Oil

Drug Class: Cardiovascular, Herbals; Neurology and Psychiatry, Herbals

What Is Fish Oil and How Does It Work?

Fish Oil suggested uses include treatment for bipolar disorder, coronary heart disease, dysmenorrhea, hyperlipidemia, HTN, hypertriglyceridemia, Raynaud's syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, stroke prevention, to decrease risk of prostate cancer (dietary fish), rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and other chronic inflammatory conditions.

Fish Oil is available under the following different brand and other names: DHA, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA), EPA (fish oils), fish oils, marine oils, menhaden oil, N3 fatty acids, omega 3 PUFA, polyunsaturated fatty acids, PUFA, W3 fatty acids, and shark liver oil.

Dosages of Fish Oil:

Suggested Dosing

Bipolar Disorder, Adjunct Treatment

  • 6.2 g EPA/3.4 g DHA orally daily

Cyclosporine Nephrotoxicity

  • 12 g orally daily

Dysmenorrhea

  • 1080 mg EPA/720 mg DHA orally daily

Hypercholesterolemia

  • 4 g orally daily

Hypertension

  • 4 g orally daily

Hypertriglyceridemia

  • 1-4 g orally daily
  • See also Omacor

Post Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG)

  • 4 g orally daily

Post Heart Attack (myocardial infarction [MI])

  • 0.85-1.08 g EPA orally daily

Raynaud's Syndrome

  • 3.96 g EPA/2.64 g DHA orally daily

Rheumatoid Arthritis

    3.8 g EPA/2 g DHA orally daily

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

See "Suggested Dosing"

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/29/2017



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